Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 72 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,086 2,676 3,025
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.46% 3.22% 3.23%
As % of the Applications category 40.77% 38.48% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 1,624 1,895
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £138 £175 £171
90th Percentile £615 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 179 207
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -10.81% +2.78%
10th Percentile £13.75 £10.70 £9.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.40 £40.40
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £18.29
% change year-on-year +24.24% -9.80% +1.63%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 2,664 6,954 7,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.48% 8.37% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,543 4,087 4,749
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £140 £150 £150
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £374
% change year-on-year - +0.27% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 600 704
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.62 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.35% -0.06% +2.75%
10th Percentile £11.49 £10.80 £10.83
90th Percentile £42.30 £47.73 £40.60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +19.40% +1.52% +3.13%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 566 £425 +6.25% 61
South East +1 182 £400 +21.21% 29
North of England +8 145 £325 -2.99% 28
North West +27 87 £375 +15.38% 17
Midlands +6 82 £365 +12.31% 29
South West +4 73 £315 -6.32% 11
West Midlands +6 59 £400 +23.08% 16
Yorkshire +2 46 £315 -4.55% 11
East of England -9 32 £325 -7.14% 14
East Midlands +23 21 £300 -3.23% 13
North East +18 12 £175 -54.84%
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 436 (40.15%) Microsoft
2 305 (28.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 296 (27.26%) Finance
4 293 (26.98%) SQL
5 250 (23.02%) Analytical Skills
6 242 (22.28%) Microsoft Office
7 188 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
8 185 (17.03%) Business Intelligence
9 166 (15.29%) Security Cleared
10 150 (13.81%) VBA
11 142 (13.08%) SQL Server
12 138 (12.71%) SC Cleared
13 136 (12.52%) Power Platform
14 135 (12.43%) Power BI
15 134 (12.34%) Project Management
16 130 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
17 124 (11.42%) Windows
18 121 (11.14%) Data Analysis
19 112 (10.31%) Public Sector
20 110 (10.13%) Python
21 109 (10.04%) Risk Management
22 106 (9.76%) MS Visio
23 104 (9.58%) Oracle
23 104 (9.58%) Migration
24 102 (9.39%) Analytics
25 91 (8.38%) Decision-Making
26 86 (7.92%) Degree
27 85 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
28 84 (7.73%) Azure
29 79 (7.27%) SharePoint

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 79 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.41%) Confluence
3 18 (1.66%) SAS
4 17 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.64%) Moodle
6 7 (0.64%) Mule
7 6 (0.55%) CMS
8 5 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.37%) JBoss
9 4 (0.37%) Jetty
9 4 (0.37%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
9 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 305 (28.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 242 (22.28%) Microsoft Office
3 106 (9.76%) MS Visio
4 60 (5.52%) Microsoft Project
5 41 (3.78%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.64%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.37%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.37%) SPSS
9 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.18%) InDesign
11 1 (0.092%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.092%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.092%) Blender
11 1 (0.092%) Revit
11 1 (0.092%) Sketch
11 1 (0.092%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) SAP HCM
1 9 (0.83%) SAP HR
2 8 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.74%) Northgate Housing
2 8 (0.74%) SAP Payroll
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.37%) SAP FI-CA
3 4 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.28%) Primavera
4 3 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.18%) ContrOCC
5 2 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.18%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 136 (12.52%) Power Platform
2 84 (7.73%) Azure
3 40 (3.68%) Office 365
4 38 (3.50%) AWS
5 16 (1.47%) PowerApps
5 16 (1.47%) Serverless
6 15 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (1.38%) Azure Functions
7 10 (0.92%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.74%) Google Sheets
8 8 (0.74%) Lucidchart
8 8 (0.74%) SaaS
9 6 (0.55%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.46%) GCP
10 5 (0.46%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.46%) PaaS
11 4 (0.37%) Azure Stack
11 4 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.10%) DNS
1 12 (1.10%) Internet
2 11 (1.01%) DHCP
2 11 (1.01%) LAN
2 11 (1.01%) Radio Access Network
2 11 (1.01%) Skype
2 11 (1.01%) WAN
3 10 (0.92%) Network Security
3 10 (0.92%) VPN
4 8 (0.74%) 5G
4 8 (0.74%) Intranet
5 7 (0.64%) Firewall
5 7 (0.64%) SSH
5 7 (0.64%) VLAN
6 6 (0.55%) 4G
6 6 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (0.55%) WebEx
6 6 (0.55%) Wireless
7 5 (0.46%) FTP
7 5 (0.46%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 135 (12.43%) Power BI
3 54 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (3.78%) Relational Database
6 38 (3.50%) MS Access
6 38 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (1.93%) Oracle Database
9 17 (1.57%) QlikView
10 16 (1.47%) Spotfire
11 15 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
11 15 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.20%) PowerPivot
13 10 (0.92%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.83%) Big Data
14 9 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (0.83%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 62 (5.71%) JIRA
2 24 (2.21%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.57%) Subversion
5 14 (1.29%) Selenium
5 14 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.20%) Cucumber
6 13 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.01%) Toad
8 10 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.74%) NUnit
10 6 (0.55%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.55%) JMeter
11 5 (0.46%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.46%) ClearQuest
11 5 (0.46%) LSMW
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.46%) Postman
12 4 (0.37%) Ant
12 4 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 296 (27.26%) Finance
2 112 (10.31%) Public Sector
3 78 (7.18%) Banking
4 51 (4.70%) Front Office
4 51 (4.70%) Telecoms
5 39 (3.59%) Marketing
6 36 (3.31%) Law
7 29 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 28 (2.58%) Investment Banking
8 28 (2.58%) Legal
9 22 (2.03%) Billing
9 22 (2.03%) Local Government
10 15 (1.38%) Retail
11 14 (1.29%) German Language
11 14 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (1.10%) Spanish Language
13 11 (1.01%) Electronics
13 11 (1.01%) Publishing
14 10 (0.92%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 339 (31.22%) Analyst
2 142 (13.08%) Developer
3 102 (9.39%) Data Analyst
4 65 (5.99%) Business Analyst
5 45 (4.14%) Project Manager
6 38 (3.50%) Administrator
7 35 (3.22%) Consultant
8 31 (2.85%) Coordinator
8 31 (2.85%) Junior
8 31 (2.85%) SQL Analyst
9 28 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 28 (2.58%) VBA Developer
10 27 (2.49%) C# Developer
11 23 (2.12%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 22 (2.03%) Support Engineer
12 22 (2.03%) Technical Analyst
13 21 (1.93%) Architect
13 21 (1.93%) Power BI Developer
14 20 (1.84%) Financial Analyst
14 20 (1.84%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (6.54%) .NET
2 40 (3.68%) XML
3 34 (3.13%) HTML
4 22 (2.03%) JSON
5 17 (1.57%) WinForms
6 16 (1.47%) CSS
7 15 (1.38%) .NET Framework
8 14 (1.29%) AngularJS
8 14 (1.29%) WPF
9 13 (1.20%) Middleware
10 12 (1.10%) jQuery
10 12 (1.10%) STL
11 11 (1.01%) MDX
12 10 (0.92%) HTML5
12 10 (0.92%) Spring
13 9 (0.83%) ASP.NET
13 9 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (0.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 7 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (0.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 250 (23.02%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (6.26%) Management Information System
3 38 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (2.76%) Fixed Income
4 30 (2.76%) NHS
5 28 (2.58%) Derivative
6 19 (1.75%) User Experience
7 17 (1.57%) OTC Derivatives
8 14 (1.29%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.01%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (0.92%) Learning Management System
10 10 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.83%) Data Centre
11 9 (0.83%) Fibre Optics
12 8 (0.74%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
12 8 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.64%) CMDB
13 7 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 124 (11.42%) Windows
2 41 (3.78%) Windows 10
3 30 (2.76%) Unix
4 29 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.49%) Linux
6 17 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.20%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.46%) Android
11 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.37%) CentOS
12 4 (0.37%) Debian
12 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.37%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.37%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (17.03%) Business Intelligence
3 134 (12.34%) Project Management
4 130 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
5 121 (11.14%) Data Analysis
6 109 (10.04%) Risk Management
7 104 (9.58%) Migration
8 102 (9.39%) Analytics
9 91 (8.38%) Decision-Making
10 85 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 71 (6.54%) Change Management
11 71 (6.54%) Information Management
12 70 (6.45%) Visualisation
13 64 (5.89%) Project Delivery
14 63 (5.80%) Data Modelling
15 61 (5.62%) Asset Management
15 61 (5.62%) Data Management
16 59 (5.43%) ITIL
17 58 (5.34%) PRINCE2
18 57 (5.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 293 (26.98%) SQL
2 150 (13.81%) VBA
3 110 (10.13%) Python
4 69 (6.35%) C#
5 46 (4.24%) VB
6 44 (4.05%) C++
7 43 (3.96%) R
8 42 (3.87%) Java
8 42 (3.87%) T-SQL
9 39 (3.59%) JavaScript
10 26 (2.39%) PL/SQL
11 25 (2.30%) PowerShell
12 21 (1.93%) C
12 21 (1.93%) VB.NET
13 17 (1.57%) MATLAB
14 16 (1.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 12 (1.10%) VBScript
16 10 (0.92%) Ruby
17 9 (0.83%) Perl
18 8 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 166 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 138 (12.71%) SC Cleared
3 86 (7.92%) Degree
4 21 (1.93%) ISEB
5 17 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.29%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.92%) PMP
10 8 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.55%) CCNA
12 6 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.46%) ACCA
13 5 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.37%) CIMA
15 3 (0.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.43%) PMO
2 45 (4.14%) Data Quality
3 38 (3.50%) QA
4 19 (1.75%) GDPR
5 18 (1.66%) SLA
6 10 (0.92%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.37%) IFRS
9 3 (0.28%) EMIR
9 3 (0.28%) RMADS
10 2 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.092%) Basel II
11 1 (0.092%) GMP
11 1 (0.092%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.092%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.092%) MiFID
11 1 (0.092%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.55%) Docker
4 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.37%) HDFS
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.092%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.092%) NFS
7 1 (0.092%) SRDF
7 1 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.092%) XenApp
7 1 (0.092%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.29%) SCCM
2 9 (0.83%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.37%) Puppet
4 4 (0.37%) Rancher
4 4 (0.37%) Salt
4 4 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.28%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.28%) PowerCLI
5 3 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.18%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.18%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Statspack
6 2 (0.18%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.092%) EnCase
7 1 (0.092%) QRadar
7 1 (0.092%) Terraform
Vendors
1 436 (40.15%) Microsoft
2 104 (9.58%) Oracle
3 78 (7.18%) SAP
4 41 (3.78%) Tableau
5 25 (2.30%) Remedy
6 21 (1.93%) Bloomberg
7 20 (1.84%) Google
8 19 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 16 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.29%) VMware
11 13 (1.20%) Adobe
11 13 (1.20%) Alteryx
11 13 (1.20%) HP
12 12 (1.10%) Cisco
13 10 (0.92%) Northgate
14 9 (0.83%) Citrix
14 9 (0.83%) Cognos
14 9 (0.83%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.74%) Automation Anywhere
16 7 (0.64%) Splunk